Police Officer Jamie Daniel Buenting

Police Officer Jamie Daniel Buenting

Rockwell City Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, September 13, 2013

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Jamie Daniel Buenting

Police Officer Jamie Buenting was shot and killed during a standoff at a home on Pleasant Street at approximately 1:40 am.

Officers had responded to the home approximately four hours earlier after receiving a report that a man wanted for felony domestic assault was at the location. The man refused to exit the home when officers arrived and barricade himself inside. The subject fired a single shot at approximately 1:40 am and struck Officer Buenting, killing him. The subject remained barricaded inside his home until surrendering at approximately 5:30 am.

On September 5, 2014, the suspect, 32, was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Buenting had served with the 4-officer Rockwell City Police Department for eight years and had served in law enforcement for a total of 12 years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 13-24

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .223 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

barricade, domestic

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Officer Buenting,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rockwell City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 13, 2023

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